Woodward Canyon

Old Vines Washington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

9.360 ratings
9.416 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

This is a blend of; 87% Cabernet, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Syrah. On the nose, black cassis, baking spices, smoke, black oil, loamy soils, grilled meats and fresh, dark, fragrant florals. The fruit are beautifully round, rich and gorgeously sexy. Blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries and poached strawberries. Sweet dark spices, tobacco, graphite, dry stem, mint, black licorice, dry crushed rocks & loamy soils with a well balanced, structured, elegantly round, rich, long finish. 9.5 with room for more as it bottle ages. Photos of; exterior of their quaint tasting room, their wine dinner lake house used for their dinners, one of their beautiful vineyard and Darcey Fugman-Small and (far right) Rick Small.

This is a blend of; 87% Cabernet, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Syrah. On the nose, black cassis, baking spices, smoke, black oil, loamy soils, grilled meats and fresh, dark, fragrant florals. The fruit are beautifully round, rich and gorgeously sexy. Blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries and poached strawberries. Sweet dark spices, tobacco, graphite, dry stem, mint, black licorice, dry crushed rocks & loamy soils with a well balanced, structured, elegantly round, rich, long finish. 9.5 with room for more as it bottle ages. Photos of; exterior of their quaint tasting room, their wine dinner lake house used for their dinners, one of their beautiful vineyard and Darcey Fugman-Small and (far right) Rick Small.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2017
Robert McCall

16.7 ABV! Took two hours or so for the dark fruit to take over and turn this from a hot oaky mess and into an enjoyable wine. Big, dark, chewy, and 70 sec finish. But still that 16.7 hangs around and knocks this down a bit for me.

16.7 ABV! Took two hours or so for the dark fruit to take over and turn this from a hot oaky mess and into an enjoyable wine. Big, dark, chewy, and 70 sec finish. But still that 16.7 hangs around and knocks this down a bit for me.

May 21st, 2016
Erica Stroh

Big and beautiful like that beard!

Big and beautiful like that beard!

Nov 11th, 2015
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.6

Simply stunning.

Simply stunning.

Mar 29th, 2015
jerod peitsmeyer

beautiful

beautiful

Feb 27th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.9

A bit of petite Verdot in the blend still in barrel has a beautiful bouquet of dark cherry currant berry fruit notes of tobacco spice and fresh earth very complex bouquet of aromas dark chocolate . A ton of forward fruit here with a nice zest to he finish milk chocolate and sweet tobacco some dry tannins coming in at the end but plenty of fruit here. Finish 50+ most excellent

A bit of petite Verdot in the blend still in barrel has a beautiful bouquet of dark cherry currant berry fruit notes of tobacco spice and fresh earth very complex bouquet of aromas dark chocolate . A ton of forward fruit here with a nice zest to he finish milk chocolate and sweet tobacco some dry tannins coming in at the end but plenty of fruit here. Finish 50+ most excellent

Aug 14th, 2014
Kent Waliser

Enjoying this tonight celebrating 7 years of marriage with Candace and the man who introduced us, Tim Welsh. Just delicious.

Enjoying this tonight celebrating 7 years of marriage with Candace and the man who introduced us, Tim Welsh. Just delicious.

May 14th, 2014
Martin Fujishin

Winemaker Fujishin

9.7

Excellent fruit and tannin structure. Aging well.

Excellent fruit and tannin structure. Aging well.

Apr 19th, 2014
Stacie Robbins

Wow! Old vine Cab, so rich, earthy, hearty, a little chew on it, wow, love it!!!

Wow! Old vine Cab, so rich, earthy, hearty, a little chew on it, wow, love it!!!

Oct 27th, 2017
Jerry Raphael

Picked this up this wine at the winery when I would travel out to the dirtiest place on earth, Hanford Nuclear Site. Another big cab and drinking great. Plenty of berries, tar, licorice and spice all around with an excellent finish.

Picked this up this wine at the winery when I would travel out to the dirtiest place on earth, Hanford Nuclear Site. Another big cab and drinking great. Plenty of berries, tar, licorice and spice all around with an excellent finish.

Sep 16th, 2017